With spring approaching, many homeowners are already preparing their spring cleaning checklist. One important task that you should include in your home maintenance list is window cleaning. Grime, dust, dirt and other debris may have found their way onto your windows over the cold months.
Here are tips for cleaning your windows this spring.
Choose to clean your windows on a cloudy day or when your windows will not get direct sunlight exposure. Washing windows when it’s sunny can cause streaks to form on the glass since the cleaning solution will evaporate quickly.
Prepare Your Supplies
Get your supplies ready before starting with the task. Have a soft-bristled brush for dusting, a sponge or squeegee for scrubbing, and a lint-free cloth for wiping and drying. You’ll also need a bucket and large towels.
Use the Right Cleaning Solution
Your window company may have indicated cleaning solutions that you can and can’t use for your windows. Make sure to follow this recommendation to avoid damaging the windows or voiding their warranty. As much as possible, don’t use abrasive cleaning solutions because they can harm your windows.
Clean Window Screens
Window screens can also hold a lot of dust so don’t forget to clean them, too. Screens are usually easy to detach from the window. Once removed, you’ll only need to scrub them thoroughly with a non-abrasive brush and the manufacturer-recommended cleaner.
Washing Your Windows
Place a rag or towel beneath the widow on the sill and the floor when cleaning interior windows to help catch spills. Remember that if you wipe your windows dry horizontally on the inside, you should wipe the outside vertically. Doing this will help prevent streaks.
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